Police Search for Missing Norton Man


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Portage County officials continued a search Saturday morning around Berlin Lake for a missing man from Norton.

The search was suspended late Friday night for 45-year-old Jeffery Hathaway. The Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Army Corps of Engineers were back on scene Saturday morning to continue searching the woods around the Berlin Wildlife Area which is located in Mahoning, Portage and Stark Counties.

Hathaway was reported missing on Wednesday night. His car was found in the Wildlife Area off of Fewtown Road in Deerfield Township on Thursday.

Meanwhile, approximately 20 miles down Route 224 authorities in Mahoning County are looking for Attorney John Schoenike of Springfield Township.

Schoenike’s car was found on Friday on West Blvd. He hasn’t been seen since Friday morning.

Police in Mahoning County said they were not aware of any connection between the two missing men.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Department is handling the Hathaway case. The Springfield Township Police Department is handling the Schoenike case.

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